Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary, Theme & Analysis


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What is the poem 'Eldorado' about?

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1. What clues tell us the knight felt that he could find Eldorado and had hope that he would be successful in his quest in stanza 1?

2. How do we know that Eldorado is not attainable in life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will bring to light what you know about Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe. Answer study questions on topics that include the main focus of the poem and the knight's confidence early on in the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following points of study will be addressed:

  • The reason Eldorado cannot be reached in life
  • The identity of the pilgrim shadow
  • How knowledge of Poe's own life informs our understanding of the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning behind the pilgrim shadow in the poem
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Eldorado being unattainable in life

Additional Learning

To learn more about the poem, feel free to review the accompanying lesson called Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary, Theme & Analysis. You'll be going over these study points:

  • Poe as a famous poet and the things he wrote about
  • Breakdown of the stanzas
  • Details and analysis of the poem